The nominations process is now closed. Winners will be notified sometime in August/September, and will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC in October.
To be considered for a 2014 Communication Award, the work should:
-be accessible and appeal to a broad, public audience;
-demonstrate clarity, creativity, originality, and accuracy;
-address issues and/or advances in science, engineering, and/or medicine;
-cover topics that have an impact on society; and
-have been published, broadcast, or released in 2013, in the United States and in English.
Material primarily intended for children, reference books, and textbooks are not eligible for consideration. Candidates may be individuals or teams of not more than four people. National Academies’ employees are not eligible and posthumous awards are not permitted. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the work for which a candidate or team is nominated must have been published or broadcast in 2013.
Works in this category may include as many as six blog entries, hypertext documents, videos, podcasts, commenta¬ries, data visualizations, interactive components, etc., or any combination thereof, created specifically for the Web that were posted online in 2013. Preference will be given to nominations that make the best use of the medium, including multi-media presentations that incorporate a combination of writings, features, and/or other capabilities unique to this communication medium. Include links to the unique URLs for each work(s). Links must be active through October 31, 2014.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners and finalists will be announced sometime early fall 2014.